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Mauri, Senegal & Gambia by motorbike: Carnet & Visas?

On a 2001 1150GS (+5yrs old), intend riding the Atlantic route - Morocco, Western Sahara, Mauri, Senegal, Gambia, ........ and back, February/March 2008.
Spent ages trawling through the forum looking for UP TO DATE info. on whether a CARNET would be essential for entry/exit to Mauri, Senegal, and Gambia. So many conflicting posts! Can anybody help please?

As regards VISAS, can the following be confirmed?

Mauri - needed/buy at border/or in Rabat

Senegal - not needed

Gambia - not needed

Current information very much appreciated.

Mike
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Hi Mystic,

all right some information:
Western Sahara: No visa needed no carnet needed
Mauri: Visa needed, not available in Casa, but in Rabat for one month or at the boarder three days and extension in Nouakchott for one month; no carnet needed
Senegal: No visa needed, but Carnet
Gambia: No visa neeed, but Carnet

I just crossed the boarders Mauri and Senegal last week. Crossing boarder to Senegal I recommend Diama.

Lalli
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Hi Mystic,

all right some information:

Senegal: No visa needed, but Carnet
Gambia: No visa neeed, but Carnet

Lalli
Thanks Lalli (that was quick!)

Re. Carnets for Senegal & Gambia, do you know if it's possible to purchase 'something' at the borders? Or is the only option to get it before leaving?

What a crazy world we live in! Different rules for different borders!

Safe riding.

Mystic
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hi mystic,

lallis information regarding visa is correct.

senegal officialy you need carnet, but as i already wrote, at diama they will let you in without , may cost you anything between 40,- - 100,- euro, depending if you are in a hurry or not...

gambia you don´t need carnet, they issue temporary import document, anything between 7 - 30 days, later on you can do extension at banjul, at least for 3 month.

if you arrive with carnet, as lalli obviously did, of course they use it.

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at diama they will let you in without , may cost you anything between 40,- - 100,- euro, depending if you are in a hurry or not...
todo
Thanks todo ...... looks a little better. Assume the 40 - 100 euro you refer to above, is a negotiable "gift"!!!
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Assume the 40 - 100 euro you refer to above, is a negotiable "gift"!!!
yes, most times very negotiable if you bring enough time with you...
sometimes they start with 250,- euro first offer...

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hi mystic,

lallis information regarding visa is correct.

senegal officialy you need carnet, but as i already wrote, at diama they will let you in without , may cost you anything between 40,- - 100,- euro, depending if you are in a hurry or not...

gambia you don´t need carnet, they issue temporary import document, anything between 7 - 30 days, later on you can do extension at banjul, at least for 3 month.

if you arrive with carnet, as lalli obviously did, of course they use it.

todo
hello todo thanks for all your great info but do u know where I would get a carnet for Senegal from and how much they cost?? sam
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